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Pietro Bandini: Missionary, Social Worker, and Colonizer, 1852-1917

JUN 22 2017 by SIMN
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Scalabrini International Migration Network and the Scalabrini Saint Charles Borromeo Province announce the release of Dr. Edward C. Stibili’s Pietro Bandini:  Missionary, Social Worker, and Colonizer, 1852-1917, on the centenary of his death. It is the first in a series of studies on the founders of the Scalabrinian Congregation in the United States.  Dr. Stibili published What Can Be Done to Help Them?  The Italian Saint Raphael Society, 1887-1923 (New York: Center for Migration Studies, 2003), of which this book is a sequel.

 

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Sustainability, Dialogue and Awareness or Best Tools for Development of Migrants’ Investment

JUN 19 2017 by SIMN
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An important forum for SIMN as discussions about the contribution of migrant remittances is one of the many topics.

New York, SIMN, Head Office, June 19, 2017 - Executive Director, Leonir Mario Chiarello, attended the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017 in New York at the United Nations headquarters. The forum “serve as a platform to specifically share best practices and lessons learned, create opportunities to promote global remittance-related dialogue and address solutions to maximize the development impact of remittances and migrant investment trends in countries of origin.”

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Refugees: An opportunity to grow together Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017

JUN 19 2017 by SIMN
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The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They learned that the Holy Spirit brings down walls and unites those who might think that they have nothing in common.

All around the world, women, men, and children are forced by violence, persecution, natural and human-caused disasters, famine, and other factors, to leave their homelands. Their desire to escape suffering is stronger than the barriers erected to block their way. The opposition by some countries to the migration of forcibly displaced people will not keep those who undergo unbearable suffering from leaving their homes.

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Refugiados: Una oportunidad para crecer juntos Declaración ecuménica conjunta para el Día Mundial del Refugiado 2017

JUN 19 2017 by SIMN
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La Biblia cristiana nos relata la historia de dos hombres, Pedro y Cornelio, con creencias religiosas y culturas completamente diferentes, que al encontrarse descubrieron que Dios les tenía preparado un destino común que ninguno de los dos había comprendido antes. Aprendieron que el Espíritu Santo derriba muros y une a aquellos que piensan que no tienen nada en común.

Mujeres, hombres y niños de todo el mundo se ven obligados a abandonar sus hogares por la violencia, la persecución, los desastres naturales y los provocados por el hombre, el hambre y muchos otros factores. Su deseo por escapar al sufrimiento es más fuerte que las barreras que se alzan bloqueando su camino. La oposición de algunos países a la migración de los desplazados forzosos no podrá impedir que aquellos que padecen un sufrimiento insoportable abandonen sus hogares.

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